Fallen Beech

Author Introduction

10/05/2016 22:29
I won’t be the first person to recognize that Christianity owes much of its structure and myth to legends, stretching centuries before the prophet Jesus Christ arrived on the Earth. Charles-François Dupuis scandalized his name in the late 18th century by claiming that Christ was a myth, an amalgam...

The Eddic Poem and its place in Fallen Beech

10/05/2015 22:31
The Eddic Poem is an epic work that has its origins in Iceland's Pagan past. Its legends and myths pervaded Northern European society prior to the Christian movement that began in the first three centuries following Jesus Christ's death. In Fallen Beech, the poem plays a central part in that...

The Book Cover

09/05/2015 21:47
Fallen Beech has two main themes, being the role of Paganism in the development of religion and culture and the fall of the British Empire. the cover is a photograph of the neolithic site of Wayland's Smithy taht features heavily in the story, given that the main character Matthew Dixon carried out...

Author's Words on Fallen Beech

08/05/2015 21:47
What is the basic plot? Britain in the 1930s was still luxuriating in its role as the largest empire ever created. Half the world map sported the colour pink, confirming that it was subjugated to the wishes of a tiny island in the north of Europe. What could make this possible? It was surely the...

Music to read the Book

01/07/2015 21:46
A major part of the story is the love story of Matthew and Judith which ends in tragedy, her early death poisoning the character of the young man. This part of the story is set in Shanghai and then continued into Hong Kong. Both these places played a significant role in my formation and the music...

Glossary of Terms

01/05/2015 21:48
1                    Prose Edda is an ancient Norse work of literature. It was written in Iceland in the early 13th century. Together with the Poetic Edda, it comprises the major store...